Liquid love? Dating apps, sex, relationships and the digital transformation of intimacy

@article{Hobbs2017LiquidLD,
  title={Liquid love? Dating apps, sex, relationships and the digital transformation of intimacy},
  author={Mitchell Hobbs and Stephen Owen and Livia Gerber},
  journal={Journal of Sociology},
  year={2017},
  volume={53},
  pages={271 - 284}
}
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